it is still not 100% sure if the horses are safe (water, food etc
I have serious doubts people are safe either
JMO you couldn't pay me to go to Rio
I just read an article about how this could be the last Olympics, it's gotten out of hand, countries without the means are bankrupting themselves while their people suffer. The doping, the corruption, the over the top budgets, it's obscene. http://townhall.com/tipsh...to-be-a-disaster-n2186511
"the publication?s online team was able to gain access inside and wander about the Olympic village for hours without being stopped or asked for identification by security forces, despite heightened threats due to ISIS. They reported that they weren?t even asked to produce their press credentials and their bags were never searched.
500,000 people expected to visit for the Games should be worried about how easily they could wander into dangerous areas: There?s a dearth of signs and tourist information on the streets and on public transportation. A native Brazilian, I spent half an hour at the central train station just trying to figure out where to catch a bus to the Olympic Park ? and I?d looked it up beforehand. The information booth inside the station was empty. Outside, few of the bus stops displayed information about which lines went where. I resorted to asking popcorn vendors and passers-by for directions. I?m glad I speak Portuguese
state started delaying civil servants? salaries and pension checks. The state already owes $21 billion to Brazil?s federal government and $10 billion to public banks and international lenders. A budget shortfall of $5.5 billion is projected for this year. An $860 million loan has already been granted to help cover the cost of security at the Games.
The fiscal disaster could be attributed to many factors, including a national economic crisis ? but the huge expansion of the government payroll and reckless spending for the Olympics are likely causes.
one of her criticism is that the ordinary people weren?t involved in the decision making process regarding the games, and that only the rich and connected will profit when the Olympics are over. Nevertheless, that may seem like an issue on the periphery considered that D-Day is approaching for Rio, which hasn?t completed its game sites, has body parts washing ashore, deplorable health conditions, and lackadaisical security"